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Offline The Master

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« on: June 30, 2007, 03:05:36 PM »
Whenever there is a question, one's mind is confused. What is the matter?

Here the Master sows the seeds of curiosity. Any who seek to know emptiness, ask a question of the Master.

Curiosity is a lofty demand of truth. The Master will respond, but will never answer.
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Re: Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 03:10:28 PM »
Is the Zhao Ching essential to nothingness and deliverance from and to it?

If one is to reach nothingness, should they not also seek fulfilment without the Master?
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Re: Soly's Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 03:45:25 PM »
In asking two questions, you have asked one. The Master is reminded of an ancient parable.


Nansen And The Maple Tree

Once, as Nansen was walking through the forest, he saw a beautiful young maple tree. Excited, he ran to the wise Pen-Chi, who sat meditating in his garden nearby.

"Master, I have seen perfection! What must I do now?" he asked.

The Master stared at the sands of the garden and replied, "Cut it down with your sword."

"But Master, surely it must be preserved so others may see its beauty?"

"There is no tree. Cut it down, and hear its silence."

"Is that beauty, Master?" To that, the Master did not reply.

Nansen returned to the tree and cleaved its trunk in two. He pointed his ear at the falling tree and heard the crashing noise of its branches. He walked thoughtfully back to Pen-Chi.

"Thank you, Master. I now understand emptiness." he said.

The Master turned to Nansen. "Cut out your eyes."

Nansen held the sword to his eyes, but did not stab himself. "I cannot, Master. Surely there is another option?"

The Master took Nansen's sword, and gouged out Nansen's eyes. "Now you may see nothing."
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Re: Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 03:48:45 PM »
By not understanding, I understand. I do not offer my thanks as they are unnecessary.
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Re: Questions
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 07:33:01 PM »
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Re: Questions
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 08:58:20 PM »
This is a place of questions, not of answers. But the Master will respond to the question you did not ask.

Remember that to say nothing is often not the same as to be nothing. Nothingness is, not simply the absence of thingness.
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Re: Questions
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 12:15:22 PM »
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Re: Questions
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 03:12:18 AM »
Is the one as lonely as the two or just beaten down with out reprize

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Re: Questions
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 01:30:38 AM »
Master, why do bad things happen? Is there nothing to help us?
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Re: Questions
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007, 12:27:41 PM »
what is silence?
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Re: Questions
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007, 10:54:59 PM »
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Re: Questions
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 05:23:25 AM »
can silence be confused with blankness?
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Re: Questions
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 06:44:50 AM »
The Master senses much blankness in your mind.
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